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Activities and EventsIn addition to the educational aspects of the meeting, an important piece of the ACNM Annual Meeting continues to be networking and interfacing with midwives from around the country. Indeed, ACNM's Annual Meeting is the place for midwives to come together, share their experiences with old friends, and connect with new ones.
Don't forget to RSVP to our Facebook event to stay on top of the latest Annual Meeting updates!
Community ServiceEach year the ACNM community comes together to support a charity local to the Annual Meeting host city. This year, we'll be collecting donations for Dress for Success Denver.
Dress for Success Denver (DFS Denver) serves women who are determined to escape the clutches of poverty and make a better life for themselves and their families. The majority of the approximately 8000 women DFS Denver has served are single mothers with an average of 3 children. All DFS programs are designed to help at-risk and underserved women obtain jobs, discover a career path, and obtain financial security. Dress for Success programming includes a professional clothing program, career center, job-readiness training with an 86% success rate, a professional women's group, an internship program, and one-on-one coaching.
DFS Denver has identified their most pressing needs: jewelry (simple and conservative; sets are preferable), purses (no canvas, beach or denim), shoes sizes 10 and up, and plus-size separates (shells, blouses, pants, skirts, jackets, suits). Bring your items to the collection bins on-site at the Annual Meeting.
Beanies for Babies
This year we're also collecting knit caps for newborns. The caps will be collected on-site and given to Nurse-Family Partnership and La Puente-Alamosa.
Activities & Events
Tuesday, May 13
Midwifery Business Network Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Rub elbows with movers and shakers who know the ins and outs
of the business aspects of midwifery practice. Make contacts, share
information, problem solve, and see what's in store for Midwifery Works! 2014,
ACNM's fresh new take on the annual Midwifery Business Network fall conference.
Heart of Midwifery
9:00 - 11:00 pm
The Heart of Midwifery celebrates the midwifery educators
who share their skills, wisdom, and time with emerging midwives. Attended by
students and more experienced midwives alike, this evening is full of laughter,
wisdom, songs, and inspiration for all. This session will follow a slumber
party theme, so arrive dressed in your finest lounge wear. We'll provide the
Wednesday, May 14
8:30 - 11:30 am
Division of Global Health
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Learn about exciting new education and training programs,
and network with midwives who work abroad. Plus, don't miss a brief talk from
this year's Pedersen award winner!
Midwives of Color
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Join your colleagues and friends for a festive evening of
fun, food, dancing, and networking. Share experiences, interests, issues, and
even a few surprises! All midwives and students are welcome. This event
includes a live auction with proceeds going to the Midwives of Color Watson
Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship.
Thursday, May 15
ACNM Opening Business Meeting
Motions from the Membership
9:30 - 11:30 am
This is a great
opportunity to see how the College works. Learn about issues affecting
midwifery and the College's perspective on these matters. Open to all students,
although voting privileges are not extended. Your presence and opinions are
Student Lunch with ACNM Board & Staff
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sponsored by the American
Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
This event does not require sign-up in advance, but is only
open to midwifery students, ACNM board members, and ACNM staff members.
A.C.N.M. Foundation Fundraiser
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday, May 16
ACNM Affiliate Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Invitation only; Lunch provided
This is an
opportunity for up to 2 officers from each affiliate to meet with the ACNM
Board of Directors and national office staff. The agenda has been developed
based on current issues and affiliate interests. RSVP in advance.
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Midwives-PAC (Political Action Committee) plays an
important role in advancing ACNM's legislative agenda through campaign
contributions to federal legislators. Come learn how to get involved - and get
ready for some fun, because this zero overhead event will showcase a silent and
live auction as well as a mystery wine pull.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
By invitation only
Awards Dinner and
Midwifery Celebration Party
Awards dinner 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Celebration Party 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Come be inspired by the stars of our profession, then hit
the dance floor with them! $10 reserves your seat and a plated dinner at the
semi-formal awards ceremony - space is not guaranteed without a reservation.
Then the doors open to everyone for the free midwifery celebration after-party
at 9! All attendees and their guests attend the After-Party for free, so get
ready to groove to the renowned Hazel Miller Band, say "cheese" in the photo
booth, and renew your spirit in the company of 1000 of your closest midwife
colleagues. Let us know whether you plan to attend in advance.
Saturday, May 17
Closing ACNM Business
10:15 - 11:45 am
This is a great opportunity to see how the College works.
Learn about issues affecting midwifery and ACNM's perspective on these matters.
Open to all students, though voting privileges are not extended. Your presence
and opinions are important.
all details TBD